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Rolwaling Trek (16 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-RLW1

  • Trip Type Camping Trek
  • Duration 16 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5930 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Rolwaling Valley Trek

Rolwaling Valley Trek

The Rolwaling Trek offers trekkers splendid views of Mt. Everest, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Mt. Gauri Shanker, Mt. Melungtse (7181 m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa and Mt. Tashi Lapcha. The Rolwaling Himal is a cluster of more than 50 peaks above 6000m.
 
Rolwaling Valley is nestled between the Langtang range and the Everest range bounded by Rolwaling Himal ranges on the North. It is one of those remote destinations of Nepal, still untouched by modernity and lying close to the Tibetan border. The valley has diverse landscapes comprising of pristine glaciers, high passes, alpine forests and snow fed lakes. It is the habitat of eagles, musk deer, mountain goat as well as the legendary snow leopard.
 
The Valley is also home to rich ethnic diversity including Tamang, Sherpa, Gurung and Brahmin communities. In the upper reaches you will be able to experience Buddhist culture and lifestyle and visit wonderful monasteries.
 
The trekking trail follows the course of Tamakoshi River and passes through the splendid Tsho-Rolpo Lake fed by glaciers. Multiple itineraries are available on this route including the choice to cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m), one of the highest passes in the Himalayas.
 
If you choose to cross Tashi Lapcha Pass, then you will have to descend to Everest region and fly out of Lukla. You will have the opportunity to visit the famous Khumbu Valley and climb Pcharmo Peak on the way. Subsequently you will be required to obtain peak permit compulsorily. But you can also choose to avoid the pass and return the same route without the need to take the permit.
 
The Rolwaling trek is a strenuous yet adventurous trek that offers you a taste of wilderness adventure. Having the skills to use ropes, harnesses, crampons and ice-axes is an advantage. This is normally a camping trek however some lodges and home-stay facilities are available.
 
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offer you best trekking guides who have experience of trekking in this region. They are highly trained professional guides who know the local routes, weather and challenges of the trekking in the region.

 Trip code: NET-TR-RLW1
  Region Other Trekking Regions
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 16 days
 Trip Type: Camping Trek
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 5930 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accomodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Dolakha (1660m.) via Lamosangu (750m.) and Charikot (1980m.) by bus. Stay overnight at camp.

Drive from Dolakha to Shigati (950m.) via Piguti (920m) takes about three and half hours. The trails pass through a gravel road crossing different villages of mixed communities. You then cut across several streams and jungles with varieties of orchids, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours. You trek along normal flat land along the banks of the river and then pass through a rice terraced field. There are a few small village hamlets found on the way which are inhabited by different ethnic communities. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. You next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into the their daily lives. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m.) takes about seven and half hours. The first part of the trail follows a normal flat path which ascends and descends through the jungle. At several points you cross suspension bridges where numerous settlements are found on the way. You will also find small teashops and local grocery shops in some areas. You then climb steeply up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and a few Hindus. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about seven hours. On the route you come across some Sherpa villages. The uphill trek is rich with different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After this, the uphill trail takes ascending and descending paths as you enjoy the natural scenic beauty of your surroundings. If it happens to be the season, you will witness the Yak Naka which is a temporary Yak shed constructed especially for the preparation of cheese and butter. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Daldung La to Beding (3690m.) takes about seven and a half hours. The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over suspension bridges lapping over deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding which is a big Sherpa village. The Sherpa are known for their legendary mountain skills. Stay overnight at camp.

Rest day at Beding for acclimatization. You can hike in and around the area for acclimatization and have panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker and the Tibetan mountains across the Tibetan border. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Beding to Na (4180m.) takes about four hours. On this day you explore the upper slopes of the valley for the Snow Partridge or visit the nearby glacier lake. The trail slightly ascends along the river bank. This is an open area with fresh air where you can hear the calming sounds of the flowing river. You encounter panoramic views of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across a Sherpa village where you can interact with these famous climbers and learn about their culture. Stay overnight at camp.

Rest Day at Na. You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and other mountains of the Tibetan range. On this day you can hike Tso Rolpa Lake for an excursion. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Na to Beding takes about five hours. The path slightly descends along the river bank. You enjoy panoramic views of Menlung, Gauri Shankar and many other unnamed mountains and peaks. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Beding to Daldung La (3976m.) takes about six hours. The trek now descends downhill through varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over suspension bridges stretching over deep gorges in a few areas. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Daldung La to Simigaon which takes about six hours. On the route you come across picturesque Sherpa villages. The downhill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the downhill trek you will then come across ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Simigaon to Jagat takes about six hours. The first part of your trail follows a normal flat path, and then it descends and ascends through the jungle. At several places, you backtrack across suspension bridges. There are numerous villages on your way. Stay overnight at camp.

Trek from Jagat to Shigati takes about seven hours. Crossing a suspension bridge, you trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You backtrack through rice terrace fields. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed communities. At several points, you cross jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Stay overnight at camp.
 

Trek from Shigati to Dolakha (1660m.) takes about three and half hours. You have to cross several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhododendron and other natural vegetation. The trails pass through a gravel road crossing different villages of mixed communities. Stay overnight at camp.

After an early morning breakfast, you drive from Dolakha to Kathmandu.


The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Entry Permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trrekking guide/s and Sherpa/s
  • Cook and Kitchen helpers
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Camping arrangements during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
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